COVID-19/Hope and Healing Program

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The Center for Psychological Services (CPS) of the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, offers this Crisis Counseling Program through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA/SAMHSA) grant. This program is brought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program.

About our program

The mission of this Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through the provision of community-based outreach and psycho-educational services. The CCP supports short-term interventions that involve the counseling goals of assisting disaster survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options, promoting the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors in their recovery process (recovering to their pre-disaster level of functioning).

The GSAPP Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program offers a variety of virtual, secure services to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Select one of the tabs for more information about the particular services we offer. 

To request more information about our program services, click here

Or use the email below to directly contact the GSAPP Hope and Healing Program:



If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please contact 911 for assistance or follow the emergency instructions provided by your doctor, mental health professional, or care team.